Board of Directors


Board of Directors
The Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is governed by a board of directors. 

2024 Board of Directors Voting Members

Officers/Executive Committee/Scholarship Committee (Term)

President (1) -  Candi Fox (Winfield Recreation Commission)
Past President (1) - Jeff Stewart (Johnson County Park and Recreation District)
President Elect (1) - Janice Jewett (Pittsburg State University)
Member-At-Large (3)- Ticia Herd (Mulvane Recreation Commission)
Member-At-Large (3)- Shane DeWald (Blue Valley Recreation Commission)
Member-At-Large (3)- Cherie Riffey (Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism)

Regional Representatives

Member-at-Large - West (3) - Nick Leon (Sublette Recreation Commission)
Member-at-Large - Central (3) - Jason Steadman (Rosehill Recreation Commission)
Member-at-Large - East (3) - Matt McClure (Baldwin Recreation Commission)

Other Non-Voting Chairs

Standing Committee Chairs (Appointed Annually by President)

Colleges and Universities - TBD
Professional Development - Logan Wagler (Lenexa Parks and Recreation)
Public Policy - Tony Finlay (Hutchinson Recreation Commission)
Conference Planning- Janice Jewett (Pittsburg State University
Strategic Partnerships Chair- Chris Drum (Derby Recreation Commission)

Non-Voting Members (Ex-Officio) 

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Representative - Linda Lanterman (KDWPT)
KRPA Executive Director - Erika Devore


Join the Board of Directors

Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) invites interested members to provide leadership as members of the KRPA Board of Directors. If you would have interest in being a member of the board of directors or in nominating someone for a board position, please contact the past president who serves as the nominating committee chair. Nominations will be due this fall. 

The KRPA Board of directors is the governing body of the association and has the authority and is responsible for the supervision, control, and direction of the association.  
KRPA Bylaws

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
January, March, May, August, October

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